3 Benefits of Treating Plantar Fasciitis with a Night Splint


If you suffer from plantar fasciitis heel pain, you’ve probably tried common remedies like pain relief medication, shoe inserts, stretching and exercises, walking boots, and perhaps injections. Depending on the severity of your plantar fasciitis, you may have even considered a surgical procedure. However, there’s a solution that offers pain relief that doesn’t disrupt your daily life — or break the bank.

Plantar fasciitis night splints are worn while you sleep. These splints come in hard and soft varieties and typically resolve heel pain in one to three months. To understand why night splints are the best treatment for plantar fasciitis pain, we must first understand what exactly causes plantar fasciitis.

What causes plantar fasciitis?

During sleep, the foot assumes a resting position. It is during this time that any accumulated micro-damage within the plantar fascia begins to heal. However, because healing cannot be fully completed during sleep, this creates re-tearing with the first step of the day. This is the hallmark of plantar fasciitis; toe or heel pain with the first step of the morning.

The resulting cycle of partial healing and repetitive trauma exacerbates the pain and inflammation of the plantar fascia. For this reason, allowing the plantar fascia to heal in a tensed position will result in pain relief, decreased inflammation, and repair of the micro-damage over time. That’s where night splints come in. They work by stretching your foot arches and calves while you sleep. Here are three benefits to wearing a plantar fasciitis night splint.

Benefits of wearing a plantar fasciitis night splint

  1. Significantly improves morning pain

Wearing a plantar fasciitis night splint significantly improves the pain that usually comes with the first few steps of your day. By eliminating this morning pain, you can have a much better start to your day.

  1. Doesn’t disrupt your daily life

Since you wear plantar fasciitis night splints — like the PlantarTech strap — while you sleep, they don’t disrupt your daily activities. You no longer have to remember to take pain relief medication or apply numbing creams throughout the day, and you can spend less time performing plantar fasciitis stretches and exercises and do the activities that you actually enjoy.

  1. Saves you time and money

By stretching your foot arches and calves while you sleep, night splints save you the time you would spend during the day performing stretches and exercises at home or at a physical therapy appointment. However, if you supplement daily stretching with the nightly use of your splint, it can help you recover faster. Additionally, you could save money by spending less on different types of insoles, shoes, and numbing creams that may not be doing much to heal your plantar fasciitis pain.

What makes the PlantarTech strap different?

Traditionally, plantar fasciitis is treated with static splinting. Static splinting provides a continuous stretch on an already inflamed plantar fascia, which can result in an uncomfortable burning sensation on the bottom of the foot. While static splinting is effective, it is not practical.

The PlantarTech strap is a better option than static splinting because it allows for:

  • Mobility: PlantarTech provides full and complete range of motion of the foot and ankle.
  • Adjustability: Our splint allows you to increase or decrease dynamic tension by adjusting the tightness of the splint or the position of your ankle.
  • Comfort: This splint provides minimal coverage of the foot, which allows for normal heat and moisture exchange as well as daily wear.

The PlantarTech strap offers dynamic tension to increase patient compliance and allow for daily wear. Additionally, our splint is sleek, small, and lightweight.

Try PlantarTech for Plantar Fasciitis

There are a lot of options out there when it comes to plantar fasciitis night splints. However, PlantarTech is unique in its mobility, adjustability, and sleek, lightweight design. Shop now to try it for yourself!

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